Invoke()

invokes a function/operation of the given object and if given object is a string, Lucee tries to load as component.

Invoke( object=any, name=string, arguments=any );

Returns: object

Argument Description
object
any, required

a component, struct or scope that holds a function,

can also be the name of a component, in this case the component get loaded.

Alias: cfcinstance, obj, value, variable

name
string, required

name of the function/operation

Alias: methodname, method, functionname, function

arguments
any, optional

arguments to pass to the function/operation

Alias: params, args, argumentcollection

Examples

<cfscript>
    writeDump(label:"structure with invoke()", var:invoke(variables,'myStruct',{a:'First'}));
    private function myStruct(){
    	return "myStruct:"&serializeJson(arguments);
    }
    writeDump(label:"Adding numbers with invoke()", var:invoke(variables,'calc',{a:3,b:2}));
    private function calc(a numeric,b numeric){
    	return a+b;
    }
</cfscript>

See also